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Myanmar president Htin Kyaw resigns

Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw resigned suddenly on Wednesday leaving the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi without a close confidant and political ally as she faces rising international opprobrium over the Rakhine crisis.

APGA: Ruling parties should allow democracy in council elections

All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has described a situations were ruling political parties in various states in the country swept local government elections conducted by the various electoral commissions constituted by the state government as civilian coup.

Boris Johnson: Britain may join US strikes against Syria if chemical weapon use proven

Britain would consider joining U.S. military strikes against the Syrian government if there is evidence chemical weapons are being used against civilians, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

Afghan Taliban calls for direct talks with the US

The Taliban has called for direct talks with the US to find a “peaceful solution” to the conflict in Afghanistan, in an apparent policy reversal after months of escalating attacks.

DR Congo police kill protester in church-led march against Kabila

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa shot dead an anti-government protester and wounded two others who had gathered to take part in church-led marches against President Joseph Kabila’s rule on Sunday.

Death toll rises to 38 in Mogadishu bombings

Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, the city’s main ambulance service told AFP on Saturday.

South Sudan rebels free Kenyan pilots after compensation paid

South Sudanese rebels have released two Kenyan pilots they were holding after receiving compensation for the family of a civilian killed when their plane crashed last month, a rebel spokesman said on Monday.

Cameroon separatists prepare for guerrilla war

For the first time in his life, Victor Obi believes that the only way to win freedom in Cameroon is with a gun.

Myanmar army chief honoured by Thailand despite Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's army chief received a royal decoration from Thailand on Friday, despite accusations his security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state.

Governance as a relay race

I first met Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode early May 2014 somewhere in Victoria Island, Lagos. We had just launched TheCable online newspaper. We ran a story — “The man who would be next Lagos governor” — which surprised him, for it was not yet public knowledge that he was going to throw his hat in the ring.

Thai protesters demand national elections

Around 400 people have gathered at a monument to democracy in the Thai capital to urge the military government not to delay a national election planned later this year.

Oxfam solicits govt, private sector support for IDPs

Oxfam, a Non-Governmental Organisation, on Thursday in Abuja, appealed to the Nigerian government and private donors to support its mission to assist Internally Displaced Persons in the country.

UN launches $313m fund for Libya

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its partners have launched a $313 million appeal fund for displaced persons in Libya.

Suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger kills at least 4 soldiers

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least four soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military post in Niger’s southeastern Diffa region, local officials and two security sources said on Thursday.

Nigeria, neighbours in joint operation against Boko Haram leaders

Four west African states have launched a major offensive against the Boko Haram jihadist group in Nigeria, the military said on Tuesday.

Nigerian Navy to investigate alleged brutality of civilian by rating

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday said it would investigate the alleged brutalisation of a civilian by a rating, which went viral on social media.

UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein decries ‘endemic’ abuses after vist to Libya

The UN human rights chief warned on Thursday that serious violations were "endemic" in many detention centres in Libya, but said he was "optimistic" that authorities were intent on improving the situation.

Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance – UN

Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said.


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